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Morgan Freeman In Serious Condition After Crash  
User currently offlineVirgin747LGW From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 225 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1972 times:

breaking right now on BBC NEWS

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User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...eeman-injured-in-crash-884995.html

He is in a serious condition so fingers crossed that he is able to recover. One of my favourite actors.

EDIT... Fingers crossed for the unnamed female with him in the car during the accident. Her condition is unknown. Accident happened 11.30PM last night.

[Edited 2008-08-04 09:23:19]


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User currently offlineBristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2296 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7541667.stm

Hope it's not too serious - he's a great actor and seems like a real nice guy.



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

Apparently happened last night. He's a fantastic talent, and I hope he recovers from this accident.

User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

I hope he wasn't on his way to jump off the Tallahatchie bridge!

Finally got to watch the Bucket List the other night on dvd. What a great movie, it is now in my top ten list. Then saw him again in the Dark Night over the weekend.

Here's hoping he makes a full and complete recovery.


User currently offlineVirgin747LGW From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

BBC are now reporting hes in a critical conditon, doesnt sound too good at the moment, although one report states he was talking to police and air ambulance after the crash

User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5150 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1882 times:



Quoting Virgin747LGW (Reply 5):
BBC are now reporting hes in a critical conditon, doesnt sound too good at the moment, although one report states he was talking to police and air ambulance after the crash

Im afraid that doesnt really mean too much. My next door neighbour was involved in a seriously bad crash, when the ambulance arrived he was concious and talking to them. His heart later gave out 3 times and he had to be revived. He was very lucky to pull through.



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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2749 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

UPDATE: Freeman's rep confirms the actor broke his shoulder and arm, but expects him to make a "good" recovery.

Source: http://www.tmz.com/2008/08/04/freema...eady-for-his-close-up-after-wreck/



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User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

Al Hamdoulillah !!

 crossfingers   crossfingers   crossfingers 


I seriously hope he's over the danger-zone !
What a great actor he is - hopefully we'll see him still in many movies ..



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8675 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

=Thank goodness hes okay. I have never seen such a good actor in my life.

Hunter



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User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

It appears as though all of the big dark knight characters have had some form of bad event happen to them. Ledger, then Bale, now Freeman.


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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16865 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

For all the success Morgan Freeman has enjoyed throughout his career, he still calls rural Mississippi home.

On this page there's some 60 minute episodes of celebrities and their homes, including Morgan Freeman and his wife at home on their Mississippi farm.

http://60minutes.yahoo.com/segment/181/homes_of_the_stars



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User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3283 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

What in the hell is someone as rich and talented as Morgan Freeman doing driving an 11 year old Nissan Maxima that belongs to a women (which the press has no information about, besides her name - and the hospital won't released her current medical condition - and who's definitely not Freeman's wife) in the middle of the night? The car was going fast enough that it became airborne, flipped over several times, and ended up in a ditch. The rescue team needed to use the "jaws of life" to get 71 year old Freeman and the woman out of the car.

The local police have immediately ruled out DUI of alcohol or drugs. That was quick...

[Edited 2008-08-04 15:04:04]

[Edited 2008-08-04 15:12:00]


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User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1565 times:



Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 12):
The car was going fast enough that it became airborne, flipped over several times, and ended up in a ditch.

That's not actually that hard to do if they hit dip or drainage ditch bump. If the ditch was substantial then going airborne would almost be unavoidable depending on the angle at which they entered. The article states he was lucid and laughing with the rescue squad so even though the car flipped he seems to have come through relatively unscathed. The first reports had him in critical condition so the condition of the car might also be a little overemphasised.


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1543 times:



Quoting RJdxer (Reply 13):
The article states he was lucid and laughing with the rescue squad so even though the car flipped he seems to have come through relatively unscathed. The first reports had him in critical condition so the condition of the car might also be a little overemphasised.

Not necessarily. As you know, a conscious patient doesn't mean a well patient. Many times it could even be a lucid interval of an Epidural Hematoma, or just an overload of epinephrine from the stress of the crash.



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1509 times:



Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 12):
The local police have immediately ruled out DUI of alcohol or drugs. That was quick...

Whenever the police (in this case the Mississippi Highway Patrol) has to go out of state for evidence, (Blood) it makes the evidence difficult to get entered into court. The Oregon State Police would never come to our hospital in Crescent City, CA, to get a blood sample just for that it was a chain of custody problems, different rules in different states, etc, it was basically to much problems. Some of serious trauma patients were taken to a hospital in Oregon at being 115 miles away, we too wouldn't get the test done. Easier to say DUI ruled out or unknown.

Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 14):
Not necessarily. As you know, a conscious patient doesn't mean a well patient. Many times it could even be a lucid interval of an Epidural Hematoma, or just an overload of epinephrine from the stress of the crash.

 checkmark  Many times I encountered drivers at the scene that were lucid, but when asked what happen they didn't have a clue, until several hours later.


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13113 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1511 times:

Hope he will be ok. By the way, he holds a private GA license. He could have fallen asleep, was trying to avoid an animal, who knows what happened and it could happened to anyone.

User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1503 times:

Looks like he is going to be alright after some corrective surgery.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20080804/en_celeb_eo/22054


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6323 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1493 times:

Glad to hear he's doing better.

What cracks me up is that he was driving a 1997 Maxima...could you imagine driving up next to an 11 year old Nissan and seeing Morgan Freeman driving it?


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

Hum..now his wife is divorcing him.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080807/ap_en_ot/people_morgan_freeman


User currently offlineAA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 807 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1322 times:
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Quoting AirCop (Reply 19):
Hum..now his wife is divorcing him.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080807/...eeman

Regardless of wether or not shes doing it because of this other female, its still a horrrible week for a person to go through...



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16865 posts, RR: 51
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

It says they have been separated since December, so obviously this was not the cause.


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